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FRIDAY, JUNE 8

  • Arrival & Registration: Non-racers and races
  • 11:00 a.m. - Food vendors open
  • Beer Tent Open
  • 5:30 p.m. - Opening Ceremony, National Anthem & Flag Raising
  • 6:00 p.m. - Drop Tailgate
  • 8:30 p.m. - The 70's Magic Sunshine Band

SATURDAY, JUNE 9

  • Skippers Meeting - Racing to Follow
  • Regatta Bike Ride Start @ Centennial Park
  • 9:00 a.m. - Ken Moser Memorial Regatta 2 Mile Event
  • 11:00 a.m. - Food vendors open
  • 12:00 p.m. - Art mobile
  • 12:00-4:00 p.m. - Kids Zone
  • Beer Tent Open
  • 4:00 p.m. - Shotgun Drama Junkies
  • 6:00 p.m. - Chair Auction
  • 7:00 p.m. - Shane Martin
  • 9:00 p.m. - Neal McCoy

SUNDAY, JUNE 10

  • Skippers Meeting - Racing to Follow
  • 11:00 a.m. - Food vendors open
  • Windsurfing Awards

Cost to attend?

This event is FREE and open to the public, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and beverage sales.
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About the Worthington Windsurfing Regatta & Music Festival

Worthington Windsurfing Regatta & Music Festival -- The best windsurfing and musical in the midwest! We've reserved a spot for you on the beautiful shores of Lake okabena in Worthington, along Sailboard Beach, as we invite you to enjoy the 18th year of the Worthington Windsurfing Regatta & Music Festival.

If you enjoy windsurfing and/or music, this event is a cannot-miss annual item on your calendar. Each year, the Regatta strives to promote the windsurfing industry, racing and recreational sailing on for national and international participants. Of course, the Music Festival is for people to enjoy music. The festival is free to the public. All operating revenue comes from sponsors, registrations, food vendor fees and beverage sales, so remember to celebrate - and shop - local!

You'll have a front row seat to the windsurfing races, experience tasty eats, and of course stay for the music. It's all happening Friday, June 8th through Sunday, June 10, 2018.

The History

The Worthington Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival began in 1999. The festival consisted of a windsurfing competition during the day and live, free “unvarnished” music in the evening on the shore of Lake Okabena. The intent was to introduce a unique water sport focusing on our lake and to introduce the community to an unvarnished style of music.

The festival has been a big success, bringing surfers from throughout the world. We have had the honor of hosting 3 US National Windsurfing Championships in our 16 years of doing the festival, however the Regatta saw struggles on the music side. In order for the festival to sustain, the board of directors re-wrote the bylaws a few years ago to enable a different style of music. We removed the "unvarnished" requirement, enabling us to bring in different music. The intent was to bring in broader based music (and hopefully bring more people in to town) to purchase our beverages and possibly even spend the night or two. With the new music format, the Regatta has seen consecutive record crowds and overwhelming response.

A reminder the festival is free to the public. All operating revenue comes from sponsors, registrations, food vendor fees and beverage sales, so remember to celebrate - and shop - local!

2018 Schedule
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